Lynsey Addario: Fox News “Power Player Of The Week”

Chris Wallace says that Lynsey Addario takes “riveting photographs that bring the savagery of the front lines into your home.”

The Pulitzer Prize and McArthur grant winner claims she is “not brave — just committed.”

Those quotes — and stunning examples of her work — were shown yesterday. The Westport native and Staples High School graduate was named Fox News’ Power Player of the Week.

Wallace listed the places Addario has worked: Afghanistan. Iraq. Libya. Darfur. South Sudan. Somalia.

She goes there, she says, because it is “fundamental to document” what occurs in those war-torn places.

After photographing skeletons and devastated villages, Addario goes home. There, she tries to explain war — and her work — to her 6-year-old son.

For the full feature, click here.

(Hat tip: Neil Brickley)

5 responses to “Lynsey Addario: Fox News “Power Player Of The Week”

  1. Rey well done and i appreciated listening to this story. Also i have to add i don’t watch television and so might not have seen this interesting piece. Thanks Dan

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  2. I did see it yesterday and she was simply inspiring
    Just kept asking myself how on earth can a person do that. So brave

    Well done!!!

  3. Mary Cookman Schmerker SHS '58

    Oh my. I never would have seen this if it weren’t for 06880 and I am so glad I took the time to watch. Her words were as riveting as her pictures. Thank you Dan and Thank you Lynsey. We need to see what you have documented for us.

  4. Camille Addario

    Thank you dan. Westport is and continues to be the creative capital of the world. I am so happy to have had the good fortune to raise
    And educate my children here. Staples
    You rock
    Camille Addario

  5. Wendy Goldwyn Batteau

    Remarkable in every way. And part of a remarkable family.